I am plan­ning to buy a good An­droid smart­phone with a su­perb cam­era. I am con­fused be­tween the Sony Xpe­ria Z and Sam­sung Gal­axy S4. Which one should I buy?

SO, CAN A CAM­ERA phone kill a stand­alone cam­era? Well, it seems Sam­sung is get­ting closer to the an­swer. First it made a cam­era with 3G con­nec­tiv­ity, now it has in­te­grated an op­ti­cal zoom to a phone, the Gal­axy S4 Zoom.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - LETTERS - By Nidhi Sin­gal

Har­ish Rawat, on email Both the Sony Xpe­ria Z and Sam­sung Gal­axy S4 have got great cam­eras. Sony has an edge over the Gal­axy S4 as it is a wa­ter re­sis­tant phone and is sturdy. Also, if you are se­ri­ous about imag­ing, you can check the Sam­sung Gal­axy S4 Zoom that comes with a 16MP cam­era and a 10X op­ti­cal zoom. It is un­doubt­edly one of the best cam­era phones in the mar­ket to­day.

DE­SIGN: The Gal­axy S4 Zoom has got a weird de­sign for a smart­phone. Yes, it is a slightly com­pact ver­sion of last year's Gal­axy Cam­era, but we are not sure the con­cept works as a smart­phone. The lens at the back makes it awk­ward to grip. Then there is the 208 grams weight that could tire your hands in un­der 10 min­utes. You will also have to live with the con­stant stares from peo­ple.

BAT­TERY: The 2330mAh re­mov­able bat­tery on the Zoom strug­gled to sur­vive a day with a cou­ple of hours of calling, data con­nec­tiv­ity and a few clicks here and there. How­ever, if used ju­di­ciously, it can last longer.

There is a ded­i­cated cam­era but­ton The power but­tons is


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